Kim Fischer fires the ball toward first in a Turkey Valley contest last week at Decorah. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Kim Fischer fires the ball toward first in a Turkey Valley contest last week at Decorah. (Photo by Becky Walz)

After seeing success late last week, the Turkey Valley softball team (9-11, 6-4 UIC) had a tough start to this week, dropping two contests.

Falling in UIC action

The Trojans hosted Kee High (12-11, 10-0 UIC) for a conference doubleheader Tuesday night.

Turkey Valley fell to the Hawks in both games.

Game one was a 9-1 victory for Kee as the Hawks scored five runs in the first inning and four in the seventh. The Trojans’ lone run came in the bottom of the seventh inning when Kara Reicks doubled.

Aleah Hackman and Reicks had doubles in the contest. Hammering out two singles apiece were Jaedyn Winter and Kim Fischer while Shayla Kuennen had the Trojans’ other hit. Josie Weber suffered the loss on the mound.

The nightcap was a bit more lopsided with the Trojans falling, 20-7.

Kee opened the game a bit slower with Turkey Valley grabbing a 5-2 lead after three frames before the Hawk defense shut down the Trojans. Kee went on to score three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth. The Hawks capped off the game with a 12-run seventh inning to secure the win.

Again, it was seven hits for the Red and Black, with a home run from Aleah Hackman and a double from Winter. Connecting for singles were Fischer, Jordan Lukes, Jalyssa Blazek, Weber and Reicks.

Twirling for the Trojans was Lukes, striking out three.


The Trojans recovered from some tough losses last week to be named the co-champions of the New Hampton tournament Saturday. Winning their pool, Turkey Valley was poised to compete in the championship game as storms moved into Northeast Iowa, forcing the announcement of the shared title.

In game one, TV defeated Denver, 7-6, tallying seven hits. TV tallied seven hits in the contest with Lukes went 3-for-3 at the plate while a home run and three RBI. Jaedyn Winter was 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases. Jordan Lukes claimed the “W” in the circle, allowing six runs on nine hits and one walk.

The Trojans had a little easier time in game two versus New Hampton’s JV squad, winning 10-3.

Earning the win was freshman Josie Weber in six innings of work, surrendering three runs on three hits and four walks, striking out five.

At the plate, TV connected for 11 hits. Leading the way once again was Lukes with two doubles, a single and three RBI. Winter pounded out two hits and drove in two runs, while Kara Reicks connected for two singles and had two RBI.


Upcoming games

It will be a few busy days for the Trojans that began Wednesday, June 19, with a UIC contest at home versus Postville at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, Turkey Valley hosts Crestwood and ends the week Saturday at the Decorah tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Next week kicks off with a rumble with South Winn in Calmar Monday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m.